Questions tagged [mini-dv]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
42 views

Ensuring quality when capturing miniDV tapes for storage with QuickTime

I have a load of old miniDV tapes shot in Standard Definition, and a small consumer DV camera, connected (via Firewire) to an iMac (Big Sur) via a couple of adapters (Thunderbolt to FireWire). I ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Accessing Mini DV from a Sony DCR HC-20

I have video recorded on a Sony DCR HC-20 Mini DV camcorder which I would like to transfer to my hard drive. When I connect the Sony DCR HC-20 to my laptop, it will not recognize the camcorder. Sony ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
62 views

How can I automate creating a sequence from a set of clips?

I have a large amount of DV footage, which I want to convert into a video per day. I've tried doing this by scripting ffmpeg: ffmpeg -safe 0 -f concat -i day1-files.txt -fflags +igndts -ac 2 -ar 32000 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
927 views

What's wrong with this MP4 file? Is the pixel aspect ratio wrong?

Similar to this post, I've sent some video tapes off to be digitized. In this case, they are mini-DV tapes which should be 720x480 resolution (more or less). The resulting MP4 files do claim to be ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
366 views

what is the best digital output format for miniDV tapes

I have many tapes that I want to encode with some current, compact codec. this is the output from ffprobe: [dv @ 0x5642a174c5a0] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate Input #0, dv, ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
55 views

Importing miniDV using passthrough on Elura 85 not working

First, I have an old VHS unit that I confirmed working by outputting tape to our current TV. I then connected the VHS unit to the Canon Elura 85 using the provided cables. I switch it to playback, AV>...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
105 views

How do I import minidv video to windows?

I've connected my camcorder to the pc via firewall,driver was also installed but when I plug in and out nothing happen. (Except the sound). Do i need any software?
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
443 views

Is a torn DV tape recoverable in any way?

I am digitizing several DV tapes via a Sony handycam, a firewire cable, and a MacBook. Unfortunately, the tape of one of the DV tapes is torn: it only attaches to one of the spools, the other end is ...
user avatar